Kelley and Thomas

Sunday, March 13, 2011

















I have a particular affinity for the preppier things in life: Cape Cod clambakes, seersucker suits and monogrammed Boat & Totes. So this wedding, full of navy accents and julep cup vases, stole my heart when I spotted it on Snippet & Ink.

Kelley and Thomas were married at the Montalvo Arts Center in Northern California, and the sweeping estate inspired a wedding that Gatsby would have adored. The bride wore a grey custom made Alireza Massoumnia gown inspired by the memorable canary Vera Wang Michelle Williams wore to Oscars a few years earlier. Vintage jewels, a favorite of the bride's, completed the look. Kelley's maids were dressed in mismatched metallic frocks by Thread Social; the designer is a friend of the bride. The groom wore a navy sharkskin suit custom made by Tom James, and the classic prep of his his Hill-Side seersucker bow tie echoed the groomsmen's neckties.

After the ceremony, held at the estate's Love Pavilion, guests enjoyed cocktails and games of bocce ball on the lawn. The sumptuous meal was designed by Le Papillon and elegant white floral arrangements tucked into silver cups by Ingela Floral Design graced each table. A ticking stripe from the wedding invitation made its way to place cards and table numbers, all designed by Regas New York, and the bride's mother sewed each matching napkins from fabric Kelley stumbled across. The event was planned by Kristina Taheri Special Events, and each moment was captured beautifully by San Francisco photographer Cliff Brunk and his talented team.

31 comments:

  1. I love this wedding! Lawn games always bring such a fun, classic summer feeling. Lovely!

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  2. Oh, this is so lovely! I love all the stripes, and those bowties... I think they might just be my new favourite thing.

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  3. Oh, this is so lovely! I love all the stripes, and those bowties... I think they might just be my new favourite thing.

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  4. what gorgeous photos and the blue and white stripes are enough to make me run to the alter:)
    gina

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  5. what a fun, lovely wedding! they really know their style and it's so consistent throughout the whole wedding! and man, what a dress.

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  6. How divine is her dress!!! Love the blue & green as well.

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  7. I really like the flowers! I may steal them for my future wedding!

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  8. Stunning. I love all teh navy stripes & especially the bow ties :-)

    ~ Clare x

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  9. this wedding is perfection - the colors, the flowers, the gorgeous bride. love it all

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  10. What a beautiful wedding...such a happy time!!

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  11. so elegant & classy! just your style (and mine.) ;)

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  12. That striped bow tie is darling! And that portico they married under? WOW!

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  13. so so gorgeous..I love her gown and his bow tie!

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  14. wow! these make me want to get married all over again :)

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  15. Oh so lovely! Adore the dusty blues :)

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  16. that venue is gorgeous! i'm totally in love with her flowy gown - it's such a beautiful shade of gray!

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  17. truly stunning. Her dress is so delicate and pretty and I'm loving all the fun striped touches. I think I'd like to wear my hair like her's every day!

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  18. Lena!! Every time you post a wedding I think I couldn't possibly love another one more, then along comes ANOTHER! I totally see the 'Michelle' dress resemblance and I adore the color, what a unique & beautiful touch. Totally dying over the hints of seersucker!

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  19. This is my dream dress, just beautiful

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  20. I love the jars with the plants in them!

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  21. I always miss your blog when I don't get to visit. Forgive my extreme cold. I adore this wedding. The venue is perfect and the deails just darling. What a beautifully planned and decorated wedding.

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  22. The bowties are freaking great! :)
    it looks like such a fun and happy wedding!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  23. Oh my goodness her dress is so beautiful!!!

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  24. Simply a perfect affair. Every last detail is stunning. And her dress! The sleeves have left me speechless!

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  25. I love this wedding. Her dress. The photos. The location. The style. It's gorgeous!

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  26. Its very interesting and informative and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing such informative post.

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